510 Cabin

510 Cabin

Hunter Leggitt Studio
Wofford Heights, CA, USA | View Map
Project Year
Hunter Leggitt Studio
Product Spec Sheet

Kitchen CabinetryIKEA
HardiePanel Vertical SidingJames Hardie
Plumbing fixturesLIXIL
ManufacturersMilgard Windows & Doors
Tankless water heaterStiebel Eltron
Siding – Custom Milled & StainedWestern Red Cedar

Product Spec Sheet
Kitchen Cabinetry
HardiePanel Vertical Siding
Plumbing fixtures
Tankless water heater
Siding – Custom Milled & Stained

510 Cabin

Hunter Leggitt Studio as Architects

In 2011, Hunter Leggitt Studio temporarily relocated from Los Angeles to the high desert near Lake Isabella, CA to design and build a custom, highly crafted, modern cabin. Designed to regularly sleep it’s family of 5, but also be flexible enough to comfortably host a total of 10 guests, the 510 Cabin serves as a tranquil and compact weekend retreat for the client, a busy Santa Monica-based family.

Responding to strict budget limitations and the studio’s interest to create what it called a Design/Build/+ educational experience, partially inspired by Samuel Mockbee’s Rural Studio, HLS opened the construction effort up to student apprentices. Posting a simple flyer on several architectural job boards, the studio received hundreds of applications from architecture students all over the world. Requiring only a tool belt, tape measure, hammer, and great attitude, the studio selected seven students with little to no formal experience to move out to the jobsite and help build the project.

Teaching and simultaneously conducting 70% of the building trades, the studio was not only able to deliver a uniquely crafted custom project, but was more importantly able to create a legacy learning experience and story for the young apprentices.

Material Used:

1. Western Red Cedar – Siding – Custom Milled & Stained

2. Corrugated Metal Panelling – Siding – Custom Patina

3. James Hardie Siding – HardiePanel Vertical Siding

4. Milgard Aluminum Windows

5. Custom Reclaimed Plywood ceiling and wall panelling

6. Ikea Kitchen Cabinetry

7. Stiebel Eltron tankless water heater

8. Lixil Corporation – plumbing fixtures

9. Reclaimed/Used Trex decking

10. Custom built interior doors and cabinetry

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